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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is the eight major release of Mac OS X operating system

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Can't see old time machine backups

I've installed a new HDD in my iMac, so i reinstalled OS X. I used migration assistant to set back only the settings. I also wanted to set back some other folders, but since my new HDD was smaller ...
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Root Device UUID Error while installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox 4.3

While installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox, it starts booting, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". I've allocated all the required RAM and memory, but even after looking ...
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Hide windows in current desktop (Lion)

I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut that hides all windows on the current desktop, while ignoring windows on other desktops. Is this possible using Applescript?
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The document “X” could not be autosaved. You don’t have permission

I have a Mac OSX Lion file share over the AFP protocol in our office and users are having trouble saving to it. Here's the process: Open an existing file on the server Make changes Save changes, ...
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How to reformat the latest iMac?

I need to reformat my work mac. My boss bought it about a month ago, so it's one of the newer ones that didn't come with an installation disc. It's running mountain lion and has a bluetooth keyboard ...
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How to make tap click faster?

The response of simple tap click on track pad is incredibly slow (like 1 s), (meanwhile usual click seems to be faster). Same for "right button"-click - tap with two fingers. How can I speed up the ...
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Can I dual boot Snow Leopard and Lion?

I own a Mac Mini 3.1 with Snow Leopard installed. I would like to dual boot with Lion for development purposes. I have partitioned my hardisk as described in Point (1) in this tutorial How to ...
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(Lion installed) Can I use Boot Camp to install Snow Leopard? Is it legal?

I have suddenly come into a dire need to run PowerPC apps. My understand is that Lion will never support 32-but PPC code. It seems like the only solution, therefore, is to install Snow Leopard. My ...
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How do I rename the Downloads folder (in Lion)?

For whatever perverse reasons I wish to rename the Downloads folder to Temp. I would also be happy with a way of making it appear to me, in both the GUI and the CLI, as Temp. I am aware I can do this ...
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How to delete an account for a now unused ftp server from finders “connect at login” list

EDIT2: I found the solution, see my answer below. EDIT: The question may be a bit misleading I don't have it in the favorites bar, the problem is that finder always tries to connect to a server when ...
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Why are some Mail messages shown as empty with “This message has no content”?

Sometimes new messages come in and Mail (on OS X Lion and Mountain Lion) shows them as empty, with "This message has no content" in the preview column. The message is empty in the full message view ...
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Override the close button with hide instead

One of my pet hates with OSX at the moment is that whenever I close an app (i.e. clicking the red button in the top left) then attempt to open it again using alt+tab I can't. I need to use my mouse or ...
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How to completely disable auto-save and versions in Mac OS X Lion?

I hate the automatic saving and versioning in Mac OS X Lion. Is there a way to completely turn it off? (This has been asked before here, but the answer and the linked article are completely wrong, ...
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How to only route office traffic over the VPN while having default route for other traffic?

I have a VPN to my office and would like to route only office traffic over the VPN while maintaining my default route for other traffic. I have attempted the following: sudo route delete default ...
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Dual monitors and OS X Lion : get menubar and app switcher on both displays

I've just plugged in another monitor into my 13 inch MBP running OS X Lion. It works fine, except for three little annoyances: Whenever I use the application switcher (or whatever it's called, I ...
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How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?

Is it possible to remove or disable one of OS X Lion’s default keyboard layouts? I’m using a custom keyboard layout, and now that I managed to set it as the system-wide default keyboard layout, I’d ...
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MTMFS consuming an entire CPU core and fans running full bore with Lion

You may be aware that Lion introduced MTMFS, the Mobile Time Machine File System. I've had a couple of instances now where MTMFS has been chewing up an entire core of my dual-core (mid 2009) MacBook ...
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Creating an automated HFS+ compressed folder

I would like to set up an automated way for archiving files in OS X Lion. By archiving I mean using HFS+ compression feature on a specific folder, and make every file that I move into this folder ...
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How do I run an app in Full Screen mode on OS X Lion on my second monitor?

How do I get an app to run in Full Screen mode on OS X Lion on my second monitor? It seems to be stuck on my first monitor, and I'd like to move it.
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How to install bitmapped *.fon and *.bdf fonts on Lion?

I want to install some rare bitmapped1 fonts on a Lion2 system. I have not been able to find these fonts in formats that Font Book will immediately recognize. I would like to know if there's a way ...
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How do I delete these partitions on my iMac?

How do I delete the disk0s2 partition (see below) on my iMac's internal drive?? /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Mac doesn't reboot after reinstall of OS X

This it what I did Select the recovery partition erase your whole disk using disk utility...importany you erase all partitions. After deleting all the data, select "Reinstall Mac OS X". Maybe i did ...
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How do people who recently bought a Macbook Pro get the free upgrade to Lion?

When I bought my Macbook Pro I was told that when Lion came out I could get the upgrade for free. How do I go about doing this? I've searched the Apple.com website extensively and can't find ...
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Will Lion X be downloadable for everyone? [duplicate]

I'm new to the Apple world. I was wondering if the update to Lion X will be free for users that has recently bought a new MacBook Pro (like me). If not, how much will it cost?
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How do Services work on Mac OS X Lion (I can't make them appear in Menu Bar)

I'm trying to create a service (in this case, operating on images in Evernote.app). I open up Automator, make my script, and set it to to receive 'image files' in 'any application'. Doesn't show up ...
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How to restore to Leopard/Snow Leopard from Lion without any disk?

My friend has a Mid 2010 Macbook pro with Mac OS X Lion installed on it. She wants to restore it (as in format/erase and get a fresh start). However she does not have any disks. When trying to ...
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How to lookup disk “Device Identifier” from “Device / Media Name”?

There are 20+ drives in the system. One of the drives is having issues according to the disk controller. The disk controller reports to me by the drives serial number. That drive serial I can map to a ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for moving left/right a space doesn't work

After going to: Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Mission Control I am able to assign a keyboard shortcut to move left/right a space. However pressing shortcut I assigned does not ...
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Converting iso to img but hdiutil doesn't recognize iso file

I am trying to convert a iso file to img file using the hdiutil command in the cli terminal but it seems my hdiutil won't recognize the iso. hdiutil convert /mypathdir/ubuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64....
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Unable to install software using brew install

I am unable to install software using brew install. I have tried brew cleanup & brew update, and deleting the file, but it just does not work! This is the error message: ==> Downloading http:/...
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Using Mission Control to switch between Safari and a full-screen Keynote presentation

I'm on a MacBook Pro running Lion. During a Keynote presentation that's running in full screen, I'd like to be able to switch to a different desktop with the four-finger-swipe gesture to demonstrate a ...
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Where can I download Filemerge - the app for comparing two tools and merging them?

I would like to install Filemerge, but can't find where to go to download it. Where can I download it?
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How to set gcc 4.8 as default gcc compiler

I recently installed gcc 4.8 using brew on OSX 10.7.5 (Lion). I can now compile using gcc 4.8 by using g++-4.8 some_file.c or using the default gcc 4.2 by using g++ some_file.c I want to use gcc 4....
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FaceTime - How to direct communication to specific devices?

I have an iPhone and a MacBook. My wife the same. Is it possible (and how) to specify which devices should be called? For example, when one of us travels, we want to be contacted on the phone, from ...
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Spotlight reports “Indexing and searching disabled” in Lion

Lion keeps "losing track" of Spotlight information. Directories and Applications disappear, full text searches stop working, etc. I seem to need to re-index it once a week or so. However, now it ...
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Quickly open your favorite folders on OS X?

What are the options which would be faster than opening Finder and browsing the folder, to open it? (I like to keep the desktop completely clean so will avoid Desktop shortcuts if other options are ...
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What is an quick way to create a new blank file in Lion?

In Windows, one can create a new file using Right Click -> Add New -> Type of File. Is there an analogous action in Lion? I just want to create a new blank file on my Desktop.
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MacBook Pro4,1 upgrade OS X from Snow Leopard compatibility with iPhone 5S

I've been meaning to upgrade the OS X on my Oct 2008 MacBook Pro4,1 (2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM) forever. I just purchased an iPhone 5S and don't want to get ahead of myself. Three (maybe four) inter-related ...
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Where is the cron log file in MacOSX Lion?

I want to troubleshoot a cron job that worked fine until a recent modification, but I can't find the cron log file, where is it?
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Mac can't connect to wifi network after password change

I've got a Mid-2010 17" MBP freshly upgraded to 10.7. I went to the coffee shop today to do a bit of work, but I was unable to connect to the wifi network. I had been there yesterday(though without ...
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Where is the httpd error log file on Lion?

I'm running a local web (development) server on my mac with apache installed. I'm sure it depends on my apache config but basically I just want to run tail -f /var/log/httpd-error.log in a terminal ...
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SSH, passphrases, keychains, Could not open a connection to your authentication agent

I will be very surprised if anyone has the answer to this. I have googled for a long time but no luck. As an iOS developer who will shortly be welcoming a new team member I want to set up a ...
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How to identify application of hung menu bar icon

My Mac sometimes ends in a state with high CPU usage for SystemUIServer. This causes poor performance and decreased battery life. I can resolve the problem by rebooting the machine but the problem ...
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Confounded by permissions problem on NFS share

I'm setting up an NFS server (Ubuntu) to serve files to several Macs (10.7). The way it's set up, I can log in from any Linux client and read/write over NFS exactly as expected. (I've set up ACL ...
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How can I erase the data from my Macbook without losing my recent OS?

I'm going to sell my Macbook Pro and want to remove all of the data before doing so. I have the OS Lion installed but my machine came with Snow Leopard. How can I remove everything and restore it to ...
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How to fix macOS installer error (Contact AppleCare) [closed]

I used the Disk Utility and I deleted the OS partition, because I lost the admin password and I couldn't install anything (my first question). I got an advice about deleting the partition from disk ...
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How to define the VPN PPTP port in OSX Lion?

Is there any change to set the port to use when connecting to a PPTP VPN from a Mac? I configured a VPN at home from Server 2008 so I can access my home server and use ports like RDP, VNC, IMAPS (...
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Will Migration assistant erase my Lion setup

I just got a new macbook pro. It runs Lion. I have a time machine backups of my old snow leopard machine. If I use Migration assistant to move data to new machine via time machine backup, will it ...
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OSX Mavericks not downloading from Mac App Store (Lion)

I have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and am trying to download the new OSX Mavericks. There is free upgrade option in the Mac App store, which I click and it starts downloading on the launchpad. But when first ...
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how to set 'arrange by' for all the folders in the finder

In finder, we can 'arrange by' for each folder separately, but how to set these settings for all folders. NOTE: i have tried 'Use as defaults' in info dialog but of no use